Loudhailer Saturday Afternoon at Filey Folk Festival

Back from a fabulous Loudhailer Seaside Special weekend at Filey Folk Festival.  Big thanks to everyone who came along, we had wonderful performances with magic moments throughout the weekend and terrific audiences. Thanks to the Filey Folk Festival crew, especially Ian Kennington, Dave and Megan at Africa Studios and John Colling and everyone at the Masonic Hall … Continue reading Loudhailer Saturday Afternoon at Filey Folk Festival

Cursus Album Review

Thanks to Gifford Rolfe for his piece about our Loudhailer Electric Company album, Cursus Loudhailer Electric Company: CURSUS review by Gifford Rolfe. "A dazzling plethora of swirling musical images that carry you on a psychedelic big-dipper journey, full of excitement and majestic enjoyment" In the opening lyric of Out to Sea, Lou Duffy-Howard sings, "Where can … Continue reading Cursus Album Review

Gifford Rolfe at Morley Folk Club

I was delighted to join Gifford Rolfe on bass for a few songs at Morley Folk Club near Leeds last week. I played on some songs from his last album, Between that Ocean and this Sky, and a couple from Dark Hearts and Strange Angels, including a favourite, his most covered song - you might know it - … Continue reading Gifford Rolfe at Morley Folk Club

Between that Ocean and this Sky – Gifford Rolfe

I was honoured to be asked to play bass on Gifford Rolfe's latest album, Between that Ocean and this Sky. It's full of gorgeous evocative melodies and lyrics. The album's sea theme is punctuated by beautiful love songs, wistful nostalgia, pirates, and Gifford's signature biographical political songs, this time the story of Anna Politkovskya - which called for … Continue reading Between that Ocean and this Sky – Gifford Rolfe

Loudhailer Acoustic April 2015 – A Bumper Edition!

It was a bumper edition of Loudhailer Acoustic last night at The Back Room. We were treated to an amazing eclectic selection of performances and there were magical moments in every set. Rich was taking photographs so Dexter and I opened up with a violin/guitar duet before Karl Oakes' ace set kicking off with his … Continue reading Loudhailer Acoustic April 2015 – A Bumper Edition!